Water infrastructure projects across New York are getting additional funding after Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced a $232 million investment on sewer infrastructure projects and public water systems. The funding includes short-term financing that will give local governments the money they need to start work on critical projects, and long-term financing conversions that aid in municipal debt reduction and offer interest relief for finished projects.
As outlined by LongIsland, the projects that will be funded are:
City of Kingston in Ulster County – $6,184,958 in short-term, interest-free financing and a $1,975,000 WIIA grant for wastewater treatment plant upgrades.
Nassau County – $47,500,000 in short-term, interest-free financing, $47,500,000 in short-term, market-rate financing and $26,812,500 in long-term, interest-free financing to plan, design and construct effluent flow diversions from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant.
Village of Lowville in Lewis County – $10,809,000 in long-term, interest-free financing to rehabilitate deteriorated sanitary sewers and to install a new stormwater collection and conveyance system.
Suffolk County – $81,624,796 in long-term, interest-free financing to replace the effluent outfall that extends from the Bergen Point Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Jones Beach barrier island beneath the Great South Bay.
Village of Vernon in Oneida County – $5,212,500 in long-term, interest-free financing and $750,000 WIIA grant to design and construct wastewater treatment plant improvements.
Village of South Dayton in Cattaraugus County – $1,401,900 in short-term, interest-free financing and $1,823,100 grant from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for well source improvements, groundwater treatment improvements, treatment tank rehabilitation, replacement of approximately 4,200 feet of distribution mains and the replacement of approximately 250 water meters.
Village of Philadelphia in Jefferson County – $683,400 WIIA grant to construct a water treatment building, to connect and improve a groundwater production well, and water main installation.